End Goals: LCMS Youth Ministry

End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

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LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Addressing Conflict in Youth Ministry

Rev. Marty Hasz joins Mark and Julianna to talk about how to address conflict in your ministry.  

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth and Young Adult Poll from the 2019 Gathering

Mark and Julianna review the data that we receive every three years at the LCMS Youth Gathering.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research – Impact of Environment and Reaching Out

Mark and Julianna are joined by Ryan Curnutt to discuss the 2017 review with LCMS congregations, their retention, and their relationships with Millennials

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research – Unintentional Neglect and Prioritizing Gen Z

Mark and Julianna are joined by DCE Dr. Kevin Borchers to discuss how the church unintentionally neglects young people and what we can do about it.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research: Power of Parents and Leadership

Dr. Dave Rueter joins Mark and Julianna to discuss the impact of parents and leadership of youth, young people and church retention.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research: Young Adult Survey and Focus Groups Review

Mark and Julianna are joined by Ryan Curnutt, Senior Research Analyst at the LCMS, as they share findings from the young adult survey and focus groups.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research: Congregational Study Review

Mark and Julianna are joined by Ryan Curnutt, Senior Research Analyst at the LCMS dive into the 2017 review with LCMS congregations, their retention, and their relationships with Millennials.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research: How to Assess and Create Good Data

Mark and Julianna are joined by Ryan Curnutt, Senior Research Analyst at the LCMS, to talk about how to assess, acquire, and use good data to help your ministry.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – 2022 Gathering Theme Release

LCMS Youth Ministry staff, Rev. Dr. Peter Nafzger, and Sarah Salzberg discuss the process for selecting the theme and set the thematic and theological foundation found in Colossians.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – 2019 Gathering Look Back

The LCMS Youth Ministry staff is taking this chance to reflect back on how God worked through the event and what impacts are still felt today.